First permanent duty station?
Attend Personal Readiness Seminar
Marine Corps Order 1700.31 states that Marines arriving at their first permanent duty station attend a Personal Readiness Seminar no later than 90 days after reporting. Topics presented at the seminar include: The military life cycle model, personal and professional development services and an interactive finance 101 course. The class is held at the Religious & Family Services Center, 3019 Embry Loop aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. All classes are from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Following are the upcoming class dates: March 21, April 18, May 16, June 13, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 24 and Dec. 5.
Welcome Aboard Brief
The Commander’s Welcome Aboard Brief is designed to inform newcomers about programs and services available aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico including information on recreation, education, medical services, local area information, legal issues, safety issues and more. In addition to an introductory talk, the event features a fair in which departments across the base set up booths and provide information and talk about their programs with those in attendance. Free child care is available for the event. Call 703-784-0674 to pre-register for child care. The event is held at The Clubs At Quantico, 3017 Russell Rd. The Welcome Aboard Brief will be held March 19, May 21, July 16, Sept. 17 and Nov. 19 from 10–11:30 a.m. For more information call 703-784-2659.
Job fair aboard Quantico
Marine Corps Base Quantico will host a job fair March 23 at The Clubs At Quantico. From 9–10 a.m. the event is open only to wounded warriors and then opens to the public from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Many large companies will be at the job fair and many are prepared to hire on the spot. In addition, they are participating because they see the value of the skills that service members obtain in the military and they want to hire you! Therefore, dress for success and bring plenty of copies of your resume. For more information call 703-784-4962/4963.
Classes for transitioning service members
All service members aboard base who are transitioning out of the service are required to take the Transition Readiness Seminar, along with a special career track course that offers information on whatever job you intend to pursue after military service. One of those tracks is the Career/Technical Track which explains the aspects of vocational/technical training. Attendees will learn about the top 10 vocational careers, choosing a technical college, the admission process and education funding available. This is a two day workshop and the next class will be held May 16 and 17. Register for the class by going to the eventbrite website or by calling 703-784-4963. Other tracks that Marines and sailors (family members are also welcome to attend) can pursue include the College/University track for service members who plan to continue their education, the Retirees Only track and the Executive Transition Readiness seminar for O5s and O6s, E8s and E9s and CWO4s and 5s. For information visit http://www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/index.cfm/marine-family/personal-professional-development/transition-readiness-tr/offered-seminars-and-workshops/
Lost and Found items
The following items have been turned into the Lost and Found section at MCB
Quantico Security Battalion:
-Rings/ wedding bands
-Garage door opener
If you believe one of these items may be yours please call 703-784-2396 and speak to the lost and found custodian at the Provost Marshal’s Office. The claimant must be able to positively identify the item before the it can be released.
Quantico teens, are you looking for volunteer opportunities for the summer? Apply now with the American Red Cross for positions at Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Applications are now available for the VolunTEEN Summer Program 2018! The program runs from July 9 through August 17 and is open to teens aged 14-17. (military ID is not required).
Applications can be picked up at the Red Cross office in Fort Belvoir Community Hospital: Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, room O1.207.
Completed applications are due back by March 19, so pick them up soon!
For more information call the Red Cross office at 571-231-4160.
Interest free loans and grants
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s (NMCRS) Education Assistance Program offers interest-free loans and grants for undergraduate/post-secondary education at an accredited two or four year education, technical or vocational institution in the United States. This financial assistance is available for children of active duty, retired or deceased sailors and Marines and for spouses of active duty and retired sailors and Marines. Deadline to apply is May 1.
• Interest free loans and grants range from $500 to $3,000 per academic year,
• Amount to be provided to each applicant will be determined by NMCRS,
• Funds are payable and provided to the student’s academic institution, not the student,
• Funds are to be used only for tuition, books, fees, room and board,
• Repayment of interest free loans must be by military payroll allotment or EFT within 24 months of the loan disbursal and must begin Sept. 1, 2018
• Students must complete a new application for each academic year.
Application and all supporting documentation must be postmarked no later than May 1. For more information visit www.nmcrs.org/pages/education-loans-and-scholarships.